Environmental Performance/Size

From its inception, the Echelon was designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions in harsh and mobile environments.

ip67 compatibility

IP 67 Environmental rating protects against dust and water

Echelon modules are gasketed to guard against exposure to dust and water. Sealed front panel connectors can be further protected by water resistant covers when not in use

shock durability

Shock protection up to 100g on 3 axes

Design features internally low mass components and small cards to withstand up to 100g shock

operation temperature

-40° to +80° C operating temperature

Design features low power/low heat architecture, specifically selected industrial temperature grade components and thermal mitigation techniques to provide performance even in the harshest conditions

power of ethernet

Low power architecture

Echelon capitalizes on advancements in mobile computing technology to provide maximum performance with minimal power use

Small physical size

Offering best in class laboratory grade performance in a small physical package (minimum 5.63″ L, 4.94″ W, 4.35″ H)

Small physical size

Offering best in class laboratory grade performance in a small physical package (minimum 5.63″ L, 4.94″ W, 4.35″ H)

Up to 1 MS/s per Channel Streaming (all channels)

A Data Acquisition system is only as good as its input capabilities. Echelon allows data to be captured and analyzed from a number of different sources. The full featured Echelon offers the choice of input capabilities offering high speed streaming of both time and frequency domain data.

  • Regardless of channel count
  • 16 & 24-bit ADCs available
  • Removable media (SSD of CFAST)
UI experience of echelon series

the Universal Input Module offers best in class performance with support for virtually any sensor type at sample rates up to 1 MS/s on each of the 4-channels, with up to 4 modules per Echelon processor


the High Density Input Module offers 16 channels of bridge, thermocouple, or voltage inputs in a single module. Supports 1/4, 1/2, and full bridge devices with auto-balance. Independent bipolar excitation per channel at up to 30 mA support all bridge type sensors. Optional breakout cable supports ICP/IEPE sensors with 24 V, 4 mA excitation per channel.

thermocouple module

The CAN interface supports the low cost Isolated Thermocouple Module which provides 16 channels of isolated thermocouple inputs. Up to 4 Thermocouple Modules can be daisy-chained on a CAN channel. Up to 64 input channels and 64 auxiliary channels can be supported by one Echelon Processor Module. Add more Processor Modules for even higher channel counts.

Integrated Signal Conditioning Supports Most Sensor Types

A Data Acquisition system is only as good as its ability to measure real world signals. The Echelon series supports virtually any sensor type. Up to 4 input modules are supported by a single Echelon Processor module. Need more channels? Simply add more Processor Modules.

Low Power Architecture (Best-in-Class Performance Independent of a PC)

Echelon’s low power architecture is designed to be powered in a variety of ways.

low power consumption feature of echelon series

10-20 W power consumption

excluding sensor excitation

power of ethernet feature of echelon series

Power over Ethernet

can remotely power or recharge batteries

  Front panel indicators provide battery and charge status

  External DC input supports 9-36 V DC. External AC/DC adaptor supports 40-260 V AC

  Built-in UPS protects against momentary power dips or vehicle starting loss

optional battery modules feature of echelon series

Optional battery modules

support 8 or 16 hours of continuous acquisition. On-board battery backup provides a short interval of running time to exchange battery packs

recording ease of echelon series

Start recording upon key on ignition

wired or wireless ethernet, or wired remote

Interface features of echelon series


Echelink™ Interface

The Hi-Techniques Echelink interface provides remote control, power, and system synchronization using a single Ethernet interconnect cable, increasing configuration flexibility and dramatically reducing setup complexity and weight versus competitive mobile DAQ systems.


Full system control and display of data in real-time with local data storage. Acquired data can be transmitted from local storage media post-acquisition.

Time Synchronization

Time synchronization between Echelon units using IEEE 1588 timestamp protocol. A synchronization pulse is transmitted to all remote systems. The timestamp is corrected for propagation delay in cabling providing absolute time synchronization to 1 microsecond accuracy. System start/stop is coordinated between multiple Echelon systems allowing time synchronous acquisition.

Power over Ethernet

The Echelink interface provides up to 20 watts of Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability to remote Echelon systems. Power over Ethernet can operate a remote Echelon system or be used to “trickle” recharge a remote battery operated system

Distributed Processing

Each Echelon Processor and Control module supports up to 4 input modules. The distributed architecture ensures full-speed streaming and real-time analysis regardless of channel count. Systems and modules can be easily re-configured instantly in a variety of different ways.

distributed config


A single Echelon system can be configured as small as one input module and processor module or as large as 4 input modules and a battery. A single Processor module supports up to 64 channels at 100 kS/s per channel or up to 16 channels at up to 1 MS/s per channel.


Distribute and synchronize multiple systems up to 100 meters using a single lightweight Ethernet cable, which allows Echelon to be positioned near the measurement source for the best noise performance. A single GPS or IRIG time input can be installed in the master system to allow synchronization to Absolute time.


Increase stability and portability by quickly mounting multiple systems together. The dovetail endcap design of the Echelon supports system mounting in just seconds. Mount or link an unlimited number or systems as the distributed processor architecture allows for synchronization regardless of channel count.